"I had hoped that Scott might show some common sense, but it seems clear he is little more than an oreo with no real principles," Lamar County Democratic Party chair Gary O'Connor wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post, referring to Scott’s rebuttal to President Biden's Congressional address on Wednesday.
Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, whose district includes Lamar County located in Northeast Texas, eviscerated O’Connor for his comment on Friday. In a press release, Fallon deemed the use of the slur — which refers to a Black person who is perceived as acting White — "unforgivable."
"Gary O’Connor’s comment against Senator Tim Scott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable. Both he and the entire Lamar County Democratic Party should be ashamed of this racist behavior," stated Fallon.
The first-term congressman called on O’Connor to "apologize and step down immediately" for his racially charged comments slur and asked the Texas Democratic Party and the NAACP "to condemn these words."
Fallon also suggested the party "should take swift action to censure him."
The Texas Democratic Party didn't immediately return a request for comment.
"This kind of behavior is not tolerable in Texas, the United States, or any political party," Fallon added.
Scott has faced a flurry of racial attacks after delivering his rebuttal to Biden's address to Congress.
Progressives labeled Scott "Uncle Tim", a play on the racial slur "Uncle Tom", pushing the aspersion into Twitter's trending topics for several consecutive hours.
Democrats on the national stage have also been silent after the progressive supporters of their party attacked Scott, one of three Black U.S. senators currently serving and the only Republican.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., recently took aim at race relations, corporate cancel culture and the politics of division during his GOP rebuttal to President Biden's speech.
"Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country," Scott said.
"It's backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination, and it's wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present."
"I have experienced the pain of discrimination," Scott said.
"I get called Uncle Tom, and the N-word by progressives, by liberals," he added.
Scott called out Democrats for using the filibuster last year to block his police reform bill and then this year, when they are in power, claiming the filibuster needs to be abolished because it's a Jim Crow relic.
"The same filibuster that the Democrats used to kill my police reform bill last year has not suddenly become a racist relic," Scott said in defending the Senate 60-vote requirement to advance most legislation.
"Race is not a political weapon to settle every issue the way one side wants," Scott concluded.